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ewindisch
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:37pm
Subject: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

I'm going to try contacting Barazza tonight, but I figured I'd see if anyone else has had this problem...

My timer-knob doesn't attach. The plastic timer-switch seems to be inset so deep that it doesn't attach more than superficially. I can turn the dial with the knob, using it as a key, but I'd honestly have more luck with a screwdriver... and I'd probably be less likely to break that internal plastic part.

<grumble>This is not working out well. I already had to return one unit because I was shipped the wrong machine from Amazon. Then WLL seemingly forgot to package and ship my order; Quickly fixed, but a delay nonetheless. I've been drinking pre-ground Lavazza in the meanwhile... while waiting for the Barraza, I accidentally melted my old grinder on the stove.</grumble>
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Posted Wed Apr 4, 2012, 5:33pm
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

Baratza is sending a new knob. They're telling me that there were a number of units shipped with bad knobs which are defectively thick.

Turns out, however, that the pulse button works pretty well.

The saga continues...
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 7:48am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

I just got a virtuoso and thought it was just me.  I contacted them this morning to see if mine needs replacement too.  I wanted to push the knob on tighter, but was afraid it would break. Thanks for the info.
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 10:56am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

Both of my B's have performed admirably...because both were built with the correctly fitting parts
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:06am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

my virtuoso's knob was always too loose.  it would always fall off when im grinding.  they suggested i use some tape to tighten the fit.
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:16am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

frank828 Said:

my virtuoso's knob was always too loose.  it would always fall off when im grinding.  they suggested i use some tape to tighten the fit.

Posted April 5, 2012 link

That would be one or two wraps of teflon (plumber's white) tape.

8)
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frank828
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:25am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

tjkoko Said:

That would be one or two wraps of teflon (plumber's white) tape.

8)

Posted April 5, 2012 link

actually this is what i was told, "The timer knob issue can be rectified with a sliver of Scotch tape folded over the metal bisector." (for a loose knob, not the too tight issue that the OP is talking about)
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tjkoko
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Posted Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:46am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

frank828 Said:

actually this is what i was told, "The timer knob issue can be rectified with a sliver of Scotch tape folded over the metal bisector." (for a loose knob, not the too tight issue that the OP is talking about)

Posted April 5, 2012 link

Plumber's white tape would be a little more forgiving with your application.

Best,-T
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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012, 9:26am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

The new knob arrived and is still too tight. I'm also having a problem that after once adjusting it for press-pot and readjusting for espresso, it no longer grinds very fine. I used to grind at 7-8, and now I need to be at 1 to grind small enough.

ocarolina, it seems you're having similar problems... Did your replacement knob fit, at least?
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Posted Thu Apr 12, 2012, 10:35am
Subject: Re: Preciso - knob doesn't attach
 

As far as the knob goes, mine behaved the same. It just would not go on more than a tad.  I used an emery board to lightly sand the white plastic post a bit (took the cover off first to be able to get at it better, which was a bear) and then it fit fine. I think it must have had a slightly raised bit on the post.
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